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CNN
Sep 20, 2011 8:00pm PDT
for the annual united nations general assembly. his biggest challenge is navigating a palestinian demand for an immediate security council vote on statehood. the administration has vowed to veto the palestinian request and risk a backlash on the arab street. but it is trying to negotiate some compromise so that it doesn't come to that. that's tough enough. and now add in this in your face political challenge from the republican presidential front-runner, texas governor rick perry, who came to new york city to accuse president obama of fumbling middle east diplomacy and undermining israel in the process. >> and we are equally indignant of the obama administration and their middle east policy of appeasement that's encouraged such an ominous act of bad faith. simply put, we would not be here today at this very precipice of such a dangerous move if the obama policy in the middle east wasn't naive and arrogant, misguided and dangerous. >> and the governor didn't stop there. he called the obama foreign policy naive and said that it left iran's radical regime emboldened. >> to date, we have fum
NBC
Sep 22, 2011 4:00am PDT
of the united nations general assembly. palestinian president mahmoud abbas remains determined to take his bid for statehood to the u.n. despite pressure from the u.s. for abbas to instead resume peace talks with israel. nbc's tracie potts joins with us more from washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. president obama and the u.s. seem determined to convince him that the united nations is not the place to deal with this issue during his speech to the general assembly yesterday president obama said that peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the u.n. the security council is set to consider tomorrow the palestinian's request for full membership. he met with mahmoud abbas yesterday and also with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. president obama said we are committed to israel's security and the commitment is unbreakable, but there's another option here. they may put off a decision tomorrow on full membership or as the french suggested, they could upgrade the palestinians from observant status to non-member status. bottom line, they have work
CBS
Sep 21, 2011 7:00pm EDT
at the united nations general assembly in new york. bauer and fattal were released only after the payment of $1 million in bail. the international dissent began which when bauer and fattal along with shroud, mistakenly crossed the border into iran. they were charged with espionage, but shroud was released after 14 months in captivity and after the payment of half a million dollars in bail was made. she spoke with cbs news after her release. >> the most difficult thing i've ever had to did dotreche is leave prison without shane and josh. >> reporter: the families of the hikers issued a statement saying today was the best day of their lives. scott, it's not known how long those families will stay in oman but it's expected they'll be back in the united states in a matter of days. >> pelley: seth, thank you. today, the federal reserve took a look at the economy and decided to take another extraordinary step to try to jump start the recovery. the fed will shift some of its holdings to long-term u.s. bonds to try to make mortgage mortgagd business lones cheaper. wall street was not impressed, however
CBS
Sep 21, 2011 5:00am PDT
as iran president mahmoud ahmadinejad is visiting new york for a united nations general assembly session. he is supposed to speak thursday. it's been very controversial, of course. but they are going to be home. >> yeah. all those steps following just like the way sarah shourd was released, so it looks like it could be even better news, you know, no snags. >> exactly. >> reporter: the attorney doesn't foresee any major problems with that. so here's hoping. >> and the family, can you just imagine the parents of those two men? >> they have been fighting for this whole time. >> reporter: they really have been keeping it alive in the media so it's just unbelievable. we'll have to see their homecoming later on. >> can only imagine. thank you, stephanie chuang. >>> a five-year-old girl shot in san francisco's bayview district. anne makovec is at the bayview police station with the search for that gunman. she joins with us more. anne, good morning. >> reporter: you might imagine, frank, police are under a lot of pressure to solve this crime as soon as possible because the victim is a 5-year-old
NBC
Sep 20, 2011 5:00am EDT
. >>> president obama is in new york for a two-day meeting of the united nations general assembly. the meetings come just a day after the president called for a new tax plan to pay for his jobs bill. but the president -- the white house rather will now focus on issues in the middle east. the president is expected to praise the international cooperation that helped lead to the end of moammar gadhafi's rule in libya, but that will likely be overshadowed by a push by palestinian leaders to gain u.n. recognition as a state, something that could threaten israeli-palestinian peace talks. >>> today is the first day back to work for the d.c. council after summer recess. one of the first orders of business is a vote to raise taxes on the district's wealthiest residents. according to "the washington post," council members will make a new top bracket for wage earners, with a taxable income of at least $350,000 a year. the new bracket would be taxed at 8.95%. right now all d.c. residents who make $40,000 or more pay 8.5% income tax. if this new plan passes, the new rate would go into effect immediately. >>
CW
Sep 23, 2011 9:00pm CDT
cards to united nations general assembly request for statehood. paperwork he formally submitted to a united nations secretary general before the speech said united nations must act because israel has not. the court issue is that israeli government refuses to commit to terms for the negotiations remain an international law >> large crowd of palestinians gathered to hear the call for a palestinian spring what he called but elsewhere clashes. israeli security forces broke up protests at a refugee camp. israeli prime minister addressed the united nations shortly after and said israel must protect itself. >> palestinians should first make peace with israel. then get their statement. but also, i want to tell you this after such a peace agreement is signed, israel will not be the last country to welcome a palestinian state as a new member of the united nations. we will be the first. >> on behalf of the palestinian people and palestinian liberation organization we extend our hand to the government palestinian people >> ending a speech by calling for an immediate talks in n.y. but
FOX News
Sep 27, 2011 12:00pm PDT
her speech at the united nations general assembly in new york and she is going to say in this speech that pakistan is committed to peace and stability in the region and is going to say that pakistan has a firm determination not to allow terrorists to operate on pakistani territory. in the meantime the pakistani prime minister issued another warning again today to the united states not to take unilateral military action on pakistani land. listen. >> we are a sovereign country. how can they come in and raid our country? >>jonathan: that has fallen on deaf ears, with u.s. missiles hitting militant strongholds in northern area of pakistan today. >>shepard: pentagon officials have been openly critical of pakistan but, now, they are toning it down. >>jonathan: the pentagon has been openly critical accusing them of having direct ties with the terrorist network in afghanistan, but, today, state department officials dialed back on that a bit again talking about cooperation between the u.s. and pakistan. listen. >> we believe that we can strengthen our cooperation together and we can work toge
CNN
Sep 18, 2011 3:00am PDT
of palestinian statehood could be front and center on the agenda at the united nations general assembly this week. palestinian president mahmoud abbas expected to apply to the u.n. for statehood status as early as tomorrow. it will go to the u.n. security council, and that is where the united states has threatened to veto the move because of concerns it would derail the u.s.-backed middle east peace process and the talks with israel. >> already diminished american credibility is going to be diminished further. there's no question about that. we are neither admired, feared, nor respected in this region. >> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said the palestinian plan to get in the u.n. won't work. he made the statement in a cabinet meeting this morning. both netanyahu and abbas scheduled to speak to the general assembly on friday. the president speaks to the u.n. on wednesday. >>> by now, you may know the name, troy davis. he is a death row inmate who many people is about to be executed, but he's innocent. he's facing his execution on wednesday after killing a police officer back in 1989. bu
FOX News
Sep 21, 2011 3:00pm PDT
north of here in new york where the united nations general assembly is meeting. the big issue is the changing face of the middle east and what to do about the palestinians. at this hour, president obama is scheduled to meet with the head of the palestinian authority and senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler reports the president admitted earlier things have not worked out as he had hoped. >> a year after telling the u.n. general assembly it might be able to recognize a new state of palestine at this session, president obama admitted his disappointment. >> i know that many are frustrated by the lack of progress. i assure you, so am i. the question isn't the goal that we seek. the question is how do we reach that goal? >> mr. obama also said the u.n. can't resolve the issues standing in the way of palestinian statehood. >> ultimately, it's the israelis and the palestinians, not us, who must reach agreement on issues that divide them. on borders and on security. on refugees and jerusalem. >> his aides have already said the u.s. will veto a security counci
CNN
Sep 25, 2011 3:00am PDT
trip to the united nations general assembly. while there he delivered a passionate plea for palestinian statehood. the u.n. security council could start debating the issue as early as tomorrow. the u.s. delegation has threatened to veto the palestinian statehood plans. >>> and 80 protesters arrested at demonstrations on wall street after the biggest one-day crackdown in more than a week. we were telling but the protests last week -- telling you about the protests last week. they were protesting what they say is a financial system that favors the rich at the expense of everybody else. police set up protest zones. demonstrators ignored those, having stayed in the areas. >>> 40,000 pounds of potentially dangerous grounds beef headed for schools in georgia. that's being recalled now by the department of agriculture and a texas meat company. tests found the e. coli bacteria, e. coli can cause kidney failure in severe cases. the usda says most of the meat never made it out of the warehouse in georgia, and they have no reports of anybody getting sick. ten minutes past the hour. >>> pmy apologi
NBC
Sep 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
is that as ahmadinejad comes to the united nations' general assembly next week or so, that he will have something positive to ride on. >> sources within iran's government tell nbc news the release is expected, still expected within the next coming days. the story is on the front page of the impending release of every newspaper in iran. and in some of the newspapers, the hikers are being called spies, and the question is being asked, why would iran release them now? matt, back to you. >> it's a tough story to follow. we thank you for your reporting on that and appreciate it very much. it's now six minutes after the hour. here's savannah. >>> now to politics and the renewed firestorm over a controversial vaccine. during monday's republican presidential debate, congresswoman michele bachmann took a political swipe at governor rick perry, over a controversial amendment that would have required teenaged girls to get the hpv vaccine. >> she needed to get attention for her candidacy, and she did. the question is, did michele bachmann take atough attack line against rick perry too far. the subject is tha
CNN
Sep 19, 2011 3:00am PDT
in that time. >>> the future of the middle east could be on the line in new york this week. the united nations general assembly begins today. >> the big showdown looming with the palestinians seeking u.n. membership and statehood, and the u.s. standing in the way. here's cnn's correspondent for the u.n., richard roth. >> reporter: a potential first stop for the palestinians to apply for u.n. membership. this is the u.n. security council. though this chamber may pose the toughest obstacle to potential palestinian membership. under the rules of the organization with u.n. charter, the palestinians must first get approval from the security council in order to obtain membership and get their flag outside the building. however, in this room are permanent members of the security council who have veto power and one of them, the united states, has vowed to deny any requests for potential membership. if they want to avoid a u.s. veto, the palestinians are very likely to come here, next door, at the u.n. general assembly, already full with 193 countries. >> we will follow another line if one closes but t
FOX News
Sep 22, 2011 8:00am PDT
in central park rather than speaking at the united nations general assembly. he is a murderer, his actions, his acts of terrorismism tend from lebanon, iraq, afghanistan to buenos be air race. >> reporter: during his speech there are traditionally walkouts by a variety of the delegations, usuallyily by the united states. the canadians, though, won't have that opportunity. they reportedly are not even sending their ambassador to sit inside the hall to listen to ahmadinejad in the first place. back to you, jon. jon: yeah. could be a colossal waste of time for a lot of those diplomats. eric shawn, thanks. jenna: well, waste of time especially when there's so much to do. there's a lot going on today. jon: there is. jenna: americans all over the country will be taking part in tonight's fox news/google debate. it's for very first time ever. republican presidential candidates will answer questions submitted by you and questions that have been voted on by the public. you can take part in this interactive debate, shannon bream is live in orlando with more on this. >> reporter: hi, jenna. it all sta
FOX News
Sep 16, 2011 8:00am PDT
obama's trip to new york next week to address the united nations general assembly. the palestinians want the u.n. to support their hopes to establish their own state. the u.s. does not back their desires. so-called arab spring in countries like libya and egypt put the white house and the state department in a very awkward position here. catherine herridge live in washington for us. where do things stand right now? >> reporter: well, thank you, jon and good morning. this potential showdown at the u.n. next week has been brewing for months and the stated position of hillary clinton and other members of the administration is that they do support statehood for the pa palestinians but through negotiation not through recognition alternate the united nations. a white house spokesman emphasized the point. >> the palestinians will not and cannot achieve statehood through a declaration at the united nations. it is a distraction and in fact it's counter procee counter productive. that remains our position. we continue to be focused with great intensity on the need to get israelis and palestinians t
NBC
Sep 16, 2011 7:00am EDT
ahmadinejad is to have this release before he speaks before the united nations general assembly, stands on the world stage, and he is scheduled to arrive in new york on monday, savannah, so the clock is ticking. >> all right. ann curry on the story again in tehran. ann, thank you. >>> let's check on some of the other top stories of the morning. natalie morales is over at the news desk. good morning, natalie. >>> good morning everyone. television evangelist pat robertson is under fire for comments he made about alzheimers disease on his "700 club program." he gave this response to a caller whose friend was dating other women while his wife was ill with alzheimer's. >> here's the loved one. this is the woman or man that you have loved for 20, 30, 40 years, and suddenly that person is gone. they're gone. they are gone. if you respect that vow, you say till death do us part, this is the kind of death. >> robertson went on to say he encourages the spouse to divorce before dating again. the alzheimer's foundation of america responded, saying that his comments feed misconceptions about the dis
NBC
Sep 19, 2011 7:00am EDT
. >>> iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad arrived in new york for the united nations general assembly. iran's courts, meanwhile, are considering a $1 million bail deal to release those two american hikers jailed there but the hikers must wait until tuesday for a second judge to approve the deal. >>> as you heard it was tv's biggest night at the emmy awards. "modern family" swept up a total of five statues including best comedy series again and "mad money" won again for best drama. meanwhile, alec baldwin brought drama of his own and refused to appear on the show after fox sensored a joke he made about the parent company news corps and their ongoing hacking scandal, however, charlie sheen was cool as a cucumber and wished his former castmates on "two and a half men" all the best as they start their new season without him this week, even tweeted this picture of himself with his replacement on the show ashton kutcher. much more on the emmys still ahead. 7:07. back to matt, ann and stefanie. he generally seemed to mean it. >> water under the bridge. no question about it, natalie, thank you very
NBC
Sep 20, 2011 7:00am EDT
the future of post moammar gadhafi libya during the meetings at the united nations general assembly in new york. gadhafi issued a radio message calling the rebel takeover aisha raid that will not last. also at the u.n. palestinian president mahmoud abbas is pressing ahead with his campaign to gain full u.n. status for the palestinians. >>> a new book is rocking the white house by painting an unflattering picture of the president's leadership during the economic crisis. white house leaders accused "df kens men" author ron suskind of misquoting them. earlier on "today" suskind defends the passage that anita dunn called the white house a "genuinely hostile workplace to women" a quote she has since challenged. >> all of them said everything, we have extensive notes and tapes for this book, and the fact is, with anita dunn, as with most of the other subjects, they were told what would be said next to them, what they said in the book. with anita "the washington post" this morning confirms the quote. i had to do something that i've never been before but i said it's a special occasion which is i l
NBC
Sep 20, 2011 4:00am PDT
a controversial bid for full united nations statehood this as president obama addresses the u.n. general assembly with hopes of convincing the palestinians to take a different path to recognition. nbc's tracie potts joins us with more on this. >> reporter: good morning. 18 years of failed negotiations. so now he is petitioning. but the white house says that the white house will veto, will block that effort. president obama is set to sit down with benjamin netanyahu but the white house says there's no plans to meet with the palestinian president abbas. the white house is saying there is only one two-stay solution here and it is through peace negotiations that have broken do down. there was some encouragement by the arab uprising. to get those peace talks started again. >> thanks. >>> yesterday in a direct challenge to the gop, president obama laid out his plan to balance the budget. taking aim at america's richest. republicans made it clear his proposal won't get any support from them. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: president obama chat challenging republicans. >> this is not class
ABC
Sep 21, 2011 7:00am EDT
to the general assembly today, we're joined by the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice. thanks for coming in this morning. first, the breaking news on the hikers. it does look like their release will be today. do you have any other information? >> we are in touch with our swiss partners who are protecting power in tehran. we're getting updates with them. we won't rest until they're back home with their families. >> it does look good. >> we're hopeful. we want to see them back on american soil. >> in the president's speech, he will address in iran, and the extraordinary wave of protests for people in the last year. does he agree with secretary panetta, that it's just a matter of time before this wave of reform hits iran? >> i think the underlying conditions are there. as we saw two years ago, following their election. there's great desire among the iranian people for freedom, for the ability to express themselves openly. and to chart their own future. so, i do believe that what we have seen in many parts of north africa and the middle east, will eventually come to parts that hav
MSNBC
Sep 21, 2011 5:00am EDT
now. >>> president obama speaks this morning before the general assembly at the united nations here in new york where he he continues to address the prickly problem of convincing palestinian leadership to abandon its bid for state hood later this week. the question is, how does the u.s. take a stand against state hood when the long time basis of its middle east peace proposal has been a two state solution? meanwhile, the former president of afghanistan and hopeful figure in the country's attempts to find political reconciliation is killed by a suicide bomber who packed explosives into his turban. the question is what does his death mean in afghanistan. >>> and the new york yankees tried to do their red sox a favor by beating up on the
CNN
Sep 16, 2011 10:00am PDT
assembly, i will hand the request to the united nations secretary-general so he would take this request to the president of the security council. our choice is the security council. as for the other options, we have not taken any decision yet. any other option we haven't taken any decision. we will come back and reconsider them. >> reporter: abbas saying, though, people should not have any preconceived notions. he's not coming back for full independence for the palestinian people. as he mentioned, there are still options o s on the table. >> how does u.n. membership work, richard? what needs to happen? >> reporter: the palestinian leader, as he indicated, is going to deliver a letter of application to the u.n. secretary-general who will quickly get rid of this hot potato and send it to the secure council. it is the security council which must first approve anyone for membership before are the general assembly considers it. the u.s., though, a permanent member of the security council says it plans to veto a palestinian statehood bid, stating that it is not the time that the negotiations
ABC
Sep 21, 2011 7:00am PDT
to the secretary-general of the united nations, saying he wants to take his bid for full membership of the united nations, through the security council, to the general assembly. we expect him to keep his statement -- stick to his statement. >> but you oppose it. >> very much so. we oppose it not because we oppose the creation of a palestinian state. we're all for that. but the reality that can only be achieved through direct negotiations with the palestinians and israelis. >> your hope is that he goes there, tables it, you're not pushing for a final vote? but leaves a space for final negotiations? >> we'll see what happens, george. we know one thing for sure. it won't succeed because in the security council, you need nine affirmative votes and no vetoes by a permanent member. and we don't know for sure what the vote count will be. but we know they're not going to get through. >> that it's even gotten to this point, has gotten president some criticism from many of his opponents. mitt romney calling it an unmitigated diplomatic disaster. and texas governor, rick perry, piled on
CBS
Sep 20, 2011 4:00am PDT
of meetings at the united nations. the president arrived yesterday and is facing a palestinian demand statehood and u.n. membership. today the president meets with afghan president whhamid karzai. mr. obama addresses the u.n. general assembly tomorrow. >>> back in washington, the white house and the president's plan for cutting the deficit has little chance of passing congress. the nearly $3 trillion proposal calls for reduced spending on medicare and medicaid. it does not touch social security. it proposes $1.5 billion in tax revenues on the wealthiest americans. speaker john boehner says that's not a good idea. >> at a time when it's spending that's out of control, giving the term government more money would be like giving a cocaine addict, all right, more cocaine. >> the president is threatening to veto any plan sent to him that cuts medicare and medicaid but does not raise taxes on wealthy americans. >> the speaker says we can't have it my way or the highway and then basically says, my way or the highway. that's not smart. it's not right. >> speaking in the rose garden yesterday,
CNN
Sep 22, 2011 10:00am PDT
missed. we're on the united nations today to hear iran's president address the general assembly. and he quickly prompted french, british and other delegates to walk out of his speech after saying the u.s. government views zionism as sacred and european countries still use the holocaust after six decades as the excuse to pay ransom to zionists. his words. >>> southwest airlines is working with federal and local officials to investigate suspicious tagging incidents involving some of its passenger jets in los angeles. as you can see in this video, a white marking is visible on the tail of one of the airlines' planes there. an airline spokesperson could not comment on the number of planes vandalized. where the incidents were recorded or give specific details about what the markings actually were or what they mean. we'll bring you updates on the story as it evolves. >>> in michigan, a $10,000 reward is being offered for any information can lead to an arrest in this car bombing. it happened in monroe, michigan. about 40 miles south of detroit on tuesday. a well known divorce attorney and his
CNN
Sep 24, 2011 3:00am PDT
formally admitting the world to accept palestine into its ranks. here's now senior united nations correspondent richard roth. >> reporter: like two heavyweight boxers, the palestinian and israeli leaders took their best shots at each other inside the general assembly hall. mahmoud abbas entered to thunderous ovation making his case for tatehood while brandishing his formal application to the security council. abbas denounced israeli occupation and settlement activity while asking the 193 countries for acceptance in their ranks. >> translator: i declare that the plo is ready to return immediately to the negotiating table on the basis of the adopted terms of reference based on international legitimacy and a complete cessation of settlement activity. >> reporter: netanyahu didn't fare as well on the applause meter. having served israel here as its ambassador, he made an impassioned plea for israel to defend itself. he said it was fine if the palestinians wanted a state but not created through the united nations. >> i cannot risk the future of the jewish state on wishful thinking. lea
CNN
Sep 24, 2011 8:00am EDT
leaders took their best shots at each other inside the general assembly hall. mahmoud abbas entered to thunderous ovation, making his case for statehood while brandishing his formal application to the security council. abbas denounced israeli occupation and settlement activity while asking the 193 countries for acceptance in their ranks. >> translator: clear that the plo is ready to return immediately to the negotiating table on the basis of the adopted terms of reference based on on international legitimacy and the complete cessation of settlement activity. >> netanyahu didn't fare as well on the applause meter but he gave as good as he got. having served israel here asity ambassador. he made an empassiimpassioned p israel to defend itself. he said it was fine if palestinian wanted a state but not created through the unu.n. >> i cannot risk the future of the jewish state on wishful thinking. leaders must see reality as it is, not as it ought to be. we must do our best toef shape the future. but we cannot wish away the dangers of the present. >> international peace negotiators for t
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